Return legs in the African play-offs begin this weekend with all five sides that reached South Africa 2010 well-placed to repeat qualification for next year's FIFA World Cup™.
The CAF nations that qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup stayed on course for Brazil 2014 with Côte d'Ivoire and Nigeria recording victories, while Burkina Faso also won and Cameroon earned a hard-fought draw.
Côte d'Ivoire beat Senegal 3-1 and Aristide Bance missed a first-half penalty but converted one in the second half to give Burkina Faso a 3-2 victory over Algeria in the first-legs of their FIFA World Cup™ play-offs.
Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt and a handful of other teams secured qualification for the final round of African qualifiers for Brazil 2014, but many groups are open with one matchday left to play.
Nigeria concluded a thrilling tournament by edging Burkina Faso to win a third continental crown and book passage to the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. FIFA.com reviews all the action from a fascinating 23 days in South Africa.
Burkina Faso will face Nigeria in the final of the 2013 CAF Africa Cup of Nations after overcoming Ghana on penalties in a hard-fought semi-final.